Carlos Wizard Martins learned to work at an early age. His father drove a truck from town to town in Brazil selling goods and young Carlos would go with him during school breaks. Far from a vacation, Carlos would go into the stores, take orders and deliver the goods while his father sat in the truck listening to the radio.
“My father was awakening in me a sense of responsibility and a spirit of initiative," Martins wrote in an email interview with the Deseret News. "Without knowing it, I was learning how to sell, to negotiate, to offer a product. My dad calmly waited for the results. He didn't go with me. He trusted me and didn't interfere. The choices where mine. It was a lesson for a lifetime."
The lessons Martins learned paid off in future business endeavors